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Canadiens vs. Bruins Top Six Minutes: A jumbled mess

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Habs help the Bruins snap losing streak in what can only be described as a jumbled mess

NHL: Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game.

Pre-game

  • Carey Price is going for hist 300th win tonight. On home ice. Against the Bruins and Jaroslav Halak. How sweet is this win gonna be?

First period

  • Benn is out of the lineup for the first time this season. That’s probably not a bad thing.
  • A turnover by Chaput and the Bruins pounce just over two minutes in.
  • I’m going to go out on a limb and say the Habs haven’t practiced puck-passing lately.
  • And practiced giveaways instead.
  • Perhaps they’re just getting into the Christmas spirit of giving.
  • And the Bruins keep giving us power plays. It’s like Secret Santa!
  • So close! But not enough Tatar on that shot.
  • Price with a little “I’ll take that” save to slow down the Bruins.
  • The Habs had 14 giveaways and the Bruins had 12 shots on goal. Coincidence?

Second period

  • I feel like the bears smell fear.
  • Juulsen gets too eager to join in and Habs get called for too many men.
  • I have no idea what the Habs’ game plan is. They’re all over the place.
  • Hopefully there’s a method to their madness.
  • Halfway through and Halak finally has to clock in and start work. Let’s hope he’s too seized up to make any quick movements.
  • Looks like Petry’s shot is heading towards the net... until stupid Carlo’s leg gets in the way.
  • Agnostino with the best chance yet after bee-lining towards the net and off the post but no go.
  • Oh, that glove save was pretty. So pretty.
  • Price is doing everything he can to get that 300th win. Whaddya say you start giving him a hand, hey fellas?

Third period

  • Here we go. Down 2-0. Time for another one of those great third-period comebacks!
  • Or not.
  • A turnover by Gallagher, Petry and Tatar get tangled up and tumble towards Price, Tatar’s helmet flies off, Price jumps out of the way and Krejci makes it 3-0.
  • All in the first 30 seconds.
  • Price. Is. Not. Happy.
  • I can only assume that his unhappiness is growing after Schlemko hits Pastrnak, causing him to fall on Price’s head.
  • As Marchand scores.
  • Perhaps we should just apologize and ask Benn to come back.
  • Danault is down at centre ice and is slow to get to the bench. Please no injuries.
  • Scoring five goals in five minutes isn’t totally unrealistic. Dream big, guys!
  • Sorry, Price. You’re stuck with a measly 299 wins for now.

Highlight of the night

Nope.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) About the best we can hope for at the moment

2) It’s the mystery of the century

1) The Bruins are forming a line to be your first customers